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Thomas’ First Week At Nursery

This week I have gone back to work part time and Thomas has started going to a local nursery three days a week. The first day was a bit traumatic but that was mostly for me! Because I work in Worcester, I have to get up at 6am, have a coffee and get ready then get Thomas up, give him some milk and be out the door to take him to nursery for 7.30am. I need to be at work for 8.30am. I did not get much sleep on Monday night as I worrying about getting up as I am so out of practice. I even set two alarms just in case.

We got to nursery for 7.40am and I dropped him off with his key carer and apart from a few tears he was fine. I just about managed to get back to the car before I burst into floods of tears. I got myself back together and drove to work. I was warmly welcomed back at work with a little get together with tea and lots of cake and biscuits which made me feel better. I lasted until after lunch before calling the nursery to see how Thomas was doing. I was pleased to find out that he had settled and was having fun but they were struggling to get him to sleep. I picked him up at 5.15pm and he was tired and looked pleased to see me. Thomas was smiling at all the staff though so he must have had a good time. Wednesday was pretty much the same but he struggled to get to sleep again. They even put him in a pushchair to see if that would work. Yesterday, Thomas was very happy when I picked him up and he waving to me and all the staff. He seems to be having a good time there but by 3pm, he becomes grumpy as he is not getting enough sleep.

Thomas is very inquisitive and does not want to miss anything. When they put them to sleep, the nursery put them all in travel cots in the same room which is not very dark and play lullabies in the background. When we are home, Thomas goes into his cot in a dark room, with his Winnie the Pooh light show and if it is night-time,  he sleeps in a baby sleeping bag. I have been trying to think of things I can tell the nursery to do to help him get some sleep and enjoy the afternoon more. I am thinking of sending one of his sleeping bags in and seeing how that goes. What do you think I should do? He has three hours sleep today already and I don’t really want to spend all of my day off in the house while he sleeps to catch up with what he has missed at nursery. I want us to be out having fun.

Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you



Weeks 36-38: The End is Near!

I cannot believe I am 38 weeks pregnant. It only seems like five minutes ago that I was announcing the news of my pregnancy to everyone.  The last couple of weeks have gone very fast. We had a maternity photoshoot with Jay Mountford and I cannot wait to see the results of the photoshoot. I have never had a photoshoot before. It was a bit strange but we had lots of fun. I will share some of the photos with you as soon as I can.

At 36 1/2 weeks, I had a scan and we discovered that my placenta had moved out of the way so we are go for a natural birth. At the scan, we found out that the baby’s estimated weight was 7 lbs 2 ounces which is higher than expected. Because of this, I had to have a gestational diabetes test. This turned out to be negative for diabetes which is good. My midwife thinks Bump had a growth spurt but that it has eased off now as there is no more room for it to grow.

I have still been going to Bumps & Babes and coffee mornings with my local NCT branch. I have volunteered to help them and I am now a publicity officer looking after their Facebook and Twitter activities. I look forward to helping more once the baby has arrived.

Over the weekend, I went into false labour. I had backache, period like pain and some contractions which started Friday afternoon and carried onto Saturday morning but then stopped. Stuart and I got excited and thought it was the real thing but it was not to be. My midwife thinks I will give birth in the next two weeks as the baby’s head is nearly fully engaged. I am hoping it will be sooner as I have been feeling really uncomfortable for the last few days. My midwife says this is a good sign and that I am mentally and physically prepared for the birth. I really cannot wait to meet the little one now! 🙂

Website Review:

A few weeks ago, I was asked via Twitter if I would like to review As we are currently sorting out our nursery and in need of inspiration, I jumped at the chance.  BabyDeco is a one stop shop for ideas and inspiration for decorating your baby’s or toddler’s room. There is a gallery where people can upload pictures of their nursery to give ideas for others. There is a resources section with lots of hints and tips to help you decorate your nursery, including some DIY things to make.

In the shop section, you have access to many merchants who supply a wide range of nursery furniture, beddings and accessories. We are doing our nursery in the theme of Winnie The Pooh as it is my favourite. I did a search within the shop section for Winnie The Pooh and came up with a few things I would like to get for Bump including My 1st Winnie The Pooh Soft Toy, Tomy Winnie The Pooh Dreamtime Light Show  and for when Bump is a bit older, we can get him or her a VTech Winnie The Pooh Walker. Overall, I was very impressed with BabyDeco and recommend it to anyone in need of ideas and inspiration for their child’s room. 🙂